Joan Miró

1893 - 1983

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Joan Miró i Ferrà ( mi-ROH, US also mee-ROH, Catalan: [ʒuˈam miˈɾo j fəˈra]; 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma in 1981. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism but with a personal style, sometimes also veering into Fauvism and Expressionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Miró has received more than 2,231,820 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 86 in 2019). Joan Miró is the 38th most popular painter (up from 40th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Painter.

Joan Miró is most famous for his surrealist paintings.

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Among painters, Joan Miró ranks 38 out of 1,421Before him are Jan van Eyck, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet, and Giotto. After him are Tintoretto, René Magritte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Masaccio, Caspar David Friedrich, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

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Among people born in 1893, Joan Miró ranks 3Before him are Mao Zedong and Hermann Göring. After him are Joachim von Ribbentrop, Ip Man, Alfred Rosenberg, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, and Soong Ching-ling. Among people deceased in 1983, Joan Miró ranks 2Before him is Louis de Funès. After him are Garrincha, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, and Meyer Lansky.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Joan Miró ranks 22 out of 2,932Before him are Catherine of Aragon (1485), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Pope Alexander VI (1431), and Joanna of Castile (1479). After him are Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Maimonides (1138), Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Lawrence (225), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and Saint Dominic (1170).

Among PAINTERS In Spain

Among painters born in Spain, Joan Miró ranks 5Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Salvador Dalí (1904), Francisco Goya (1746), and Diego Velázquez (1599). After him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598), Juan Gris (1887), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Ferdinand Columbus (1488), and Enrique Simonet (1866).